Early Childhood Consultant
at Public Consulting Group

Date Posted: 11/15/2019

Job Description

About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. PCG’s Human Services practice helps state, county, and municipal human services agencies to achieve their performance goals in order to better serve populations in need. PCG’s seasoned professionals offer proven solutions to help agencies design programs, services, and systems; increase program revenue; cut costs; and improve regulatory compliance with state and federal regulations. To learn more, visit http://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/humanservices/.



Responsibilities

Overall Responsibilities:
Support the ongoing and future work of the Early Childhood (EC) Center of Excellence with assigned short-term and long-term tasks on a variety of consulting and operational projects. Travel to client sites for meetings, observations, focus groups, and data collection. Expected to complete a wide range of work assignments that may include data collection, quantitative analysis, report design, report drafting, and preparation of various materials for client presentations. Work with a diverse set of public sector human service and education agencies, including but not limited to the following: state/local departments of early childhood, early intervention, and family support services.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide subject matter expertise and thought leadership across the field of EC both externally to clients as well as internally across the EC team.
  • Provide assistance in managing complex projects and/or producing sophisticated deliverables.
  • Assist with the implementation of major project phases or tasks.
  • Lead clients through implementation and training processes.
  • Support project implementations through informational briefings, trainings, communications management, and other post implementation support activities.
  • Prepare materials for training seminars and workshops.
  • Conduct program and system analysis of human services operations, including child care licensure, early education, home visitation, early intervention, and other child and family support services.
  • Facilitate various client meetings and project status meetings.
  • Prepare and present parts of written status reports for clients (in MS Word or MS PowerPoint)
  • Develop competency in federal and state polic
  • Participate on proposal writing teams, including writing and coordinating submissions.
  • Collect, enter, analyze, and report on project related data.
  • Conduct presentations and oral briefings to state clients at all levels.
  • Serve as a key contact for ongoing communications with clients, building and maintaining client relationships. Work with project managers to develop new business opportunities.
  • Ensure project quality and compliance with all related regulations.
  • Other responsibilities as necessary.



Qualifications

Required Skills: 

  • Subject Matter Expertise and Experience in the field of Early Childhood Education.
  • Commitment to exceptional client service and confidently lead.
  • Creative problem-solving ability and consultancy mindset.
  • Dedication to accomplishing goals and challenges presented by clients and management.
  • Ability to interact with various levels of management and with clients.
  • Ability to move multiple projects forward within a specific timeline and budget.
  • Strong analytical and financial data analysis skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with large data sets with accurate results.
  • Able to follow, critically evaluate, and improve upon current processes.
  • Able to recognize issues and identify solutions.
  • Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills.
  • Travel to client sites required.
  • An understanding of human services operations, technology and the complex array of government funding streams that support human services is preferred but not essential.

PCG seeks a motivated, experienced professional in the field of early childhood (EC) education to join our team. The ideal candidate for this position will possess knowledge and experience in some of the following areas:

  • Early childhood systems and strategies for building quality and efficiency across EC sectors
  • Technical assistance needs of EC state agencies and experience delivering targeted assistance
  • Evaluation and strategic planning for addressing local challenges and improving outcomes for children and families
  • State and Federal provider monitoring regulations
  • Developing partnerships between federal/state/local agencies, private organizations, and other EC stakeholders
  • The complex array of local and federal government funding streams impacting EC services


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant work experience required, Master's degree preferred.
  • Research and project management experience preferred.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in the field of early childhood education or child and family supports/ services.
  • Knowledge or experience with state and local government programs and services preferred. 

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Job Snapshot

About Us

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) provides management consulting and technology services to help public sector education, health, human services, and other government clients achieve their performance goals and better serve populations in need. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has more than 1,700 professionals in 55 offices around the U.S. and in Montreal, UK and Poland. The firm draws on more than two decades of consulting to public sector clients in all 50 states and Canada to deliver best-practice solutions and measurable results to state and local public agencies, state-operated facilities, and private providers that do business with government agencies.

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